The Prime Minister of South Korea: The epidemic prevention situation is severe and the metropolitan area may initiate emergency plans at any time
CCTV News Client News South Korean Prime Minister Kim Fu-qian pointed out when presiding over the meeting of the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters on the 24th that the epidemic situation is more severe than expected. Judging from the situation in the metropolitan area, it may be necessary to initiate an emergency plan at any time. Jin Fuqian pointed out that the top priority is to restore the medical response capacity of the metropolitan area, including intensive care beds. He also said that the existing medical response methods should be adjusted to allow asymptomatic or mild patients to be treated in isolation at home to ensure that patients who really need intensive treatment have beds available.
According to a report from the South Korean Central Anti-epidemic Countermeasures Headquarters on the 24th, as of 0:00 that day, South Korea had 4,116 new confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in the past 24 hours, with a total of 425065 confirmed cases; 35 new deaths and a total of 3363 deaths. This is the first time that the number of new confirmed cases in a single day in South Korea has exceeded 4,000 since the outbreak of the new crown epidemic in South Korea, a record high. In addition, South Korea currently has 586 critical cases, a record high since the outbreak. (Headquarters reporter Zhang Yun)